At this year’s Penn State Extension Master Gardener State Conference, the Master Gardeners of Pike County were presented with a second place “Search for Excellence - Innovative Projects” award for their Broad Street Pollinator Garden, and a third place “Search for Excellence - Youth Programming” award for a Spider Days educational program.
The Columns Museum partnered with Pike County 4-H to provide the Back in the Day Adventure.
The Penn State Extension Strong Women/Growing Stronger Program Team, has won the 2014 Penn State Extension Award of Excellence for Outstanding Program Achievement.
Participants at last month’s free Herb Workshop, “A Tasteful Landscape,” thought the program was a hit.
Pocono District's Pike Extension office has the unique opportunity to serve our veterans. The Veterans Affairs Office is situated within the Extension Building.
Summer is the season when vegetables are available. They are popping up at road side stands, farmers markets, maybe even your own backyard. It is a great time of year for enjoying vegetables and to introduce new vegetables to children.
Many families with different cultures have different eating habits and manners when eating together at the table.
Penn State Extension is holding a free Getting the Most of Your Grant Writing Efforts Workshop from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on June 11, 2014 at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard, Lords Valley, PA 18428.
Have you tried soap and water? It's that easy.
Purple coneflower, native to the Eastern and Central U.S., is tough, drought tolerant, easy to grow, and attracts wildlife to the garden. In 1998, E. purpurea ‘Magnus’ was named “Perennial Plant of the Year” by the Perennial Plant Association. Since then its popularity has exploded.
After our prolonged winter and cold spring, we are all looking forward to the warm days of summer and the colorful flowers and tasty fresh vegetables which they bring. However, the excessive heat and lack of rain that often occur during the summer months will require watering our gardens.
Since almost all insects found in the typical lawn are beneficial and since those which are harmful rarely appear in the quantities required to create noticeable damage, the list of insects we as homeowners need to worry about is fairly limited. The white grubs, however, often appears at the top of this list. If left unchecked, it can appear in sufficient numbers to cause detrimental harm to our lawns.
There are more ticks in more places than ever before and numbers are soaring. The presence of ticks is being tracked by TickSpotters. In the northeast, deer ticks are loaded with pathogens. One in every three deer ticks transmits some disease agent.
Collecting and cooking with native flowers can add a whole new dimension to your culinary palate.
1. Do all vegetable leaves have the same vein pattern? 2. Methods for Drying flowers
Staff members of the Pocono District (Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties) of Penn State Extension met recently at The Pocono Plateau in Cresco, PA.
Four Penn State Master Gardeners of Pike County took part in the Earth Day Celebration on April 13th at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry, PA.
At times cleaning products can be a bit pricy. Common and safe household ingredients such as plain soap, baking soda, and vinegar or lemon juice can be low cost ingredients for a number of household friendly recipes, including floor cleaner. Make your own cleaning solutions to “be green” and save money too.
Health professionals recommend that adults eat 2 servings of fish a week to prevent heart disease. However, for adults most fish just isn’t in our weekly food selection. For kids, it’s eaten even less. It may be difficult to prepare and serve fish twice a week.
On today’s store shelves, shoppers can now find new whole grain flour—Whole Grain White Wheat. Some may ask, it’s white, how could it be whole wheat?